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I’ve attended my last Frederick Keys baseball game until I can be sure I won’t be subjected to the pathetic Cowboy Monkey Rodeo spectacle. What does this act have to do with baseball, and who can possibly enjoy watching those frightened monkeys riding dogs who are chasing sheep? It’s like a …

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It’s a shame how many of today’s most “educated” lack a real understanding of the genius of the Electoral College, and moreover that they actually are now fighting actively against it.

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In many cultures around the world, a man is not truly considered to have achieved manhood until he grows a beard. American missionaries and special forces soldiers have acknowledged and adapted accordingly to this reality, as a beard may simply be a necessary element of professional attire i…

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In his column “Leveling the field,” Mr. Topchik’s advocacy for the “adversity score” doesn’t go far enough. Perhaps a more equitable way to ensure diversity on college campuses would be to either make all K-12 grades pass/fail or everyone earning a B- grade. After all, sharing is caring. Tha…

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A recent graduate of Hood College wrote a letter to the editor about attending the Frederick Republican Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner. Jim Jordan was the guest speaker. The graduate shared Jordan’s views, citing ”free speech was being suppressed on college campuses” — specifically, those of cons…

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FCPS, its superintendent, central office administration and the school board need to be held accountable. They claim to want what’s best for students, but they continually make decisions that show otherwise. If they are not going to adequately staff a school because it is not a STAR school, …

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When the Maryland legislative committees were presented with local bills to fund the Frederick downtown hotel project excluding further Maryland Historical Trust review, red flags should have arisen throughout the state to stop such an end run around the normal historical review process.

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Many thanks for the thoughtful and balanced June 1 article by Jeremy Arias regarding sidewalk cafes. The city ordinance in place for several years has fostered downtown with a wonderfully lively, enticing vibe. But it needs revision to mitigate some unintended consequences.

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During the past few years, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has provided the community an opportunity to share their concerns or bouquets regarding the 287(g) (immigrant detention) program at an open steering committee meeting in the spring of the year.

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Responding to contributor Dan DeArmon’s somewhat disjointed Thursday column detailing Frederick’s “walkability” and downtown dispensation toward accommodating dogs, I was shocked and saddened to learn that our diamond-in-the-rough university, Hood, has twice requested to no avail that the ci…

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This is a copy of a letter I sent to the members of the Frederick County Board of Education regarding our schools pulled funding for teachers:

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Governor Hogan, stop fast-tracking your highway expansion plan. First, do a comprehensive Environmental Impact Study, including a climate assessment. Fulfilling the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act while soliciting a private company for a partnership is a joke. Why did y…

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Your May 5 report (“Clock ticking on future funding for downtown hotel”) that Mayor Michael O’Connor has not gotten to sit down with Gov. Larry Hogan to put the case for state funding of the downtown hotel project. The case against state funding has been put to the governor by a number of pe…

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Kudos to Mayor Michael O’Connor and the city government for looking into the problem of blighted properties in downtown Frederick. But I fear they may drag their feet on this pressing problem The good news is that Neighborhood Advisory Council 11 has been actively investigating the situation…

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This is the time of the year that I get extremely agitated. I hear “happy Memorial Day” frequently on this most somber of days. It’s not “Have a Happy Memorial Day,” it should be “Have a thankful and humble Memorial Day.” This day is not about veterans, active-duty personnel, law enforcement…

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In the May 23, 2019, article in the Frederick News-Post about issues with delivery trucks downtown, one area not mentioned is Carroll Creek Way. While not a busy thoroughfare like Market or Patrick streets, delivery trucks accessing the establishments on the creek are creating a safety hazar…

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I recently made a trip to visit my father-in-law, Bill. At 83, he’s showing his age. His decline from Parkinson’s has accelerated, with dementia making words harder to find and thoughts tougher to follow. But I still enjoy seeing Bill because he’s truly my dad.

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Two weeks ago the parents at Parkway Elementary were informed that the state of Maryland will no longer be providing our children with the bare minimum teaching staff. The official explanation blames a perfect storm of new budget reallocations conflicting with older staffing formulas. Our sm…

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A shoutout to our Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8th) for co-sponsoring the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (HR763). We need more leaders with the courage to lead. Thank you, Mr. Raskin! Climate change is threatening extinction of 1 million species on this planet, along with our own health a…

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Justin Amash is an American attorney and a member of Congress. In January 2010 he was elected in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District out of the national tea party movement, flying the banner of “Live Free or Die.”

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In response to Camden Raynor’s letter on Rep. Jim Jordan’s comments on “suppression of speech on college campuses”: First, I can’t help but wonder how someone can claim to have been a Republican, independent and Democrat in such a short time span. Sounds like someone who has no idea what the…

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Some time between now and the end of June the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in Lamone v. Benisek, the case challenging the gerrymander of Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District, which includes Frederick. Here’s a quick guide to what to expect.

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The new minimum wage law will be a hardship on small-business owners in food service, day care, amusements, or any company that hires entry-level workers. Most of those employees are part time or seasonal, with no previous skills or experience. There is a market value for what an employee co…

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In recent years, fentanyl has been at the center of every conversation regarding Maryland’s overdose crisis. Initially developed for medical care to treat severe pain, this synthetic opioid has increasingly been found in drug supplies across the state, and accounted for 88% of the 2,114 opio…

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To the older gentleman who was behind me at the self-checkout at Giant Eagle on Tuesday, May 14, I don’t know what your hurry was. You were pushing me out of the way before my receipt even printed out and started sending your groceries down before I got mine bagged. Most of the time folks ha…

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Over the past year, it has become apparent that the yard waste drop-off site at Heritage Farm Park has become unmanageable by the county recycling program. I have used this site for over 20 years. Although this recycling area is designated for Frederick County residents only, I have observed…

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